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Jimbo Fisher has high praise for Alabama’s new QB option

Jacob Coker, Jimbo Fisher

Alabama has had two starting quarterbacks for the past five seasons. Quarterback questions are rarely something that come up when discussing Alabama since Nick Saban was named the head coach. That is not quite the case this season with the departure of AJ McCarron, but Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher says the Crimson Tide could have one of the best quarterbacks to suit up for the SEC power in some time.

In an interview with, Fisher had nothing but compliments to share about Jacob Coker, the quarterback who transferred from Florida State to Alabama this offseason.Fisher said Coker could have the most talent any quarterback Alabama has seen in years.

“Including what they’ve had, he’s much more talented than anything they’ve had,” he told “I don’t mean to discredit the previous guys, they were all great. But this guy is extremely talented. Arm and mind. He’s a backup because he’s behind the best quarterback in America. (Coker) may have been one of the top three or four quarterbacks in America physically.”

Coker was released from his scholarship by Florida State in January. Just days later Alabama confirmed Coker had signed with the Crimson Tide. Coker certainly seems to be leaving Fisher on good terms, considering the high praise the coach of the Seminoles had to share.

“First of all, he’s a very good person,” Fisher said. “He’s a team guy, he’s a tremendous human being, you want him to be your son. He works hard, does his due diligence, you can’t work him enough. He’s ‘yes sir, no sir,’ everything for the team. And then he’s gifted with a tremendous arm, he’s a very intelligent guy and learns well.”

As a graduate student, Coker will be available to compete for the starting job under center at Alabama for this upcoming season.

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11 Responses to “Jimbo Fisher has high praise for Alabama’s new QB option”
  1. wadaea says: Jun 10, 2014 12:14 PM

    I guess the big questions is if this guy is so great, respectful and you want him as a son; how did he ever end up as a florida state criminal..i mean seminal

  2. swampcannons says: Jun 10, 2014 12:46 PM

    Coker has the skill set to be a much better QB than McCarron was. Time will tell.

  3. mcjon22 says: Jun 10, 2014 3:21 PM


    It’s SemiNOLE not SemiNAl. When you are that ignorant and can’t use proper spelling or punctuation, your point becomes invalid

  4. Hard On For Harden says: Jun 10, 2014 3:34 PM

    He obviously changed it to rhyme with criminal, but maybe you could give us all an English lesson sometime this week.

  5. musketmaniac says: Jun 10, 2014 4:05 PM

    Jimbo congratulations on new ways to rub salt in old wounds.

  6. blacknole08 says: Jun 10, 2014 4:59 PM

    As a Nole fan, I hope Coker succeeds, but I want BAMA to fail. Is that bad?

  7. noles44 says: Jun 10, 2014 11:06 PM

    Coker will thrive with the weapons Bama has. Might see him in the championship game. That would be crazy!

  8. cobibones13 says: Jun 11, 2014 6:06 AM

    Alabama going after FSU’s scraps, pretty funny.

  9. 24pointlead says: Jun 11, 2014 10:05 AM

    Kiffin might want this guy as a son, but not sure Coker is looking for a new daddy. Actually, this could be one of the more interesting sub plots for the upcoming season.

  10. rolltide510 says: Jun 11, 2014 12:09 PM

    cobibones13 says:
    Jun 11, 2014 6:06 AM
    Alabama going after FSU’s scraps, pretty funny.

    ^ Since you posted that FSU hired 3 more Bama assistant coaches.

  11. chalkruz1989 says: Jun 11, 2014 1:41 PM

    Great to hear a coach sing praise of a former player, especially one that transferred not graduated.

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